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Preston Bus Station work to see lifts and stairs closed off

Posted on - 25th August, 2017 - 2:15pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Redevelopment, Transport
Preston Bus Station works continue Pic: Paul Melling
Preston Bus Station works continue Pic: Paul Melling

The latest stage of the work at Preston Bus Station is to see staircase and lifts shut off.

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Lancashire County Council is warning passengers the lift and staircase at the southern end of the station – near the Guild Hall – will be closed off.

Pedestrian access from any of the parking levels to the glass walkway to the Guild Hall is also being shut for the work.

These changes kick in from Monday (28 August).

Some additional temporary parking spaces for people with disabilities will be provided on level one, directly by the walkway entrance. Users of these spaces can continue to use the bridge to reach the Guild Hall, but it will not be possible to reach the bus station concourse.

People wishing to access other bus station car park levels will need to go via the ground floor concourse, using either the north or central lifts and staircases, which will remain in use. There are no changes to access for vehicles.

Read more: Ladies toilet closed in the Bus Station for three months

Advance warning is also being given about the closure of the Guild Hall-Bus Station walkway from Monday 25 September for refurbishment work.

During this time, anyone going to the Guild Hall will need to exit the bus station at ground level and make their way outside to the main Guild Hall entrance, following the signs provided.

Read more: First section of refurbished Bus Station concourse reopens

A spokesman for the county council said: “These changes are required due to the major redevelopment work being carried out on the bus station.

“We’re working to maintain access around the building when we can, but at times we have to close sections for safety reasons while work is carried out.

“We hope that people will bear with us while this takes place. Please allow more time if you are coming to an event, as it could take longer to make your way across to the Guild Hall.”

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